My family and I had a wonderful trip to Europe in June and one of the most memorable things we did was rock climbing near Bergen, Norway. We arrived in Bergen at 3:30 in the afternoon and were picked up from our hotel by an outdoor adventure company called Bergen Base Camp. Given our choice of climbing close to town on easier rocks or driving out to the coast and tackling a harder rock face nicknamed Atlantis, we chose the harder option, of course, much to our guide’s delight!
Our climb started with absailing (rappelling) down a 100 ft. granite rock face to a large rock ledge just 50 ft or so from the North Sea. Then we donned climbing shoes and each made two climbs about 2/3 of the way up, stepping on ledges of 1/2 inch or less in some places. We then did some canyoning between smaller rock faces with the sea at our feet and finished with another longer climb almost to the top.
The scenery was spectacular. The weather could not have been better. Our whole excursion took over 6 hours, and the best part was that the climbing felt so easy and natural. After all the strength, flexibility and core work Rich and I have done at Forza!, climbing was a breeze. The hardest part was having to leave.